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Is Russell 'red hot' for Liz?

Is this Hollywood's new power couple?

The gossip mags cover go from Ange's ovaries to royal baby-raising to Hollywood's new "power couple" - Russell Crowe and Liz Hurley.

Has Taylor Swift got a new man?

Pop star appears to have ended her self-imposed man-ban with DJ Calvin Harris.

JLo and Casper 'never split up'

The world's greatest female leader?

film

007 crew's mid-air rampage

ACTION: British actor Daniel Craig  looks on while filming the James Bond 007 film 'Spectre'.

Drunken James Bond film crew vomit and urinate in plane's aisles, sparking international air safety alert.

Cate opens up on adoption

Cinderella star says she's "absolutely besotted" with new baby daughter, but admits she's made some "crap" choices professionally.

BEST OF THE WORST: Angelina Jolie in Maleficent.

Ange named best baddie

Angelina Jolie was named best villain at the Kids' Choice Awards for her performance in Maleficent. 

music

Destiny's Child reunite on stage video

Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland joined Michelle Williams on stage at the Stellar Gospel awards.

A reunited Destiny's Child took the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday as singer Erica Campbell took home six awards, including the night's top honour.

Anzac hero's haunting poem inspires

Peacekeeper Corporal Aaron Horrell carried the word with him across war zones, now they're being brought to life in song.

COMING HOME: Dunedin's Six60 at the flat were it all began - 660 Castle St.

Six60 remember their roots

Due to demand, Kiwi band Six60 have added extra gigs to their New Zealand tour.

tv & radio

Survey examines kid's TV habits

Traditional television is still how most children survey consumed media.

More cartoons and animal shows could be in for New Zealand on Air funding after new research showing this is what kids want.

TV's best love-hate relationships

Is there anything that'll keep you more gripped to the box than a great case of the frenemies?

POPULAR PRESENTER: The BBC boss who sacked Jeremy Clarkson has received death threats.

'Death threat' after Clarkson axed

BBC boss receives death threats after his decision to sack popular Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

books

Eat, Pray, Love rebuked by ex-wife

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love and Committed.

It's a publishing stand-off of wives at seven paces.

French-Turkish delight

Turkey and France are the settings for two new cookbooks

EASIER: Novelist A D Miller says a second novel is like a second child - "You don't think every nappy change is brain surgery".

Refining the art of darkness

Booker nominee AD Miller juggles parenthood, the Northern Line, and the dreaded second novel.

arts

Noted photographer dies, age 106

Gladys Goodall aged 97 gets ready to take a ride in a motorcycle sidecar from Age Concerns headquarters in Cashel Street to mark International Older Persons Day.

Few people saw New Zealand the way 106-year-old Gladys Goodall did.

Passion play full of Pacific flavour

Jesus Christ is about to be resurrected again - in the form of a large Samoan man.

SOLD: Simpson and his donkey was auctioned in Auckland.

Gallipoli painting sells for $220k

Son of the medic depicted in iconic Gallipoli painting was present when it sold at auction to private buyer.

stage & theatre

Comedian tells woman to die after rape joke

Ray Badran's response to a silent protest by a member of the audience to his rape joke has drawn criticism.

A comedian has come under fire for telling an audience member to "die" after they staged a silent protest in response to a rape joke,.

Laughter, the universal language

Comedian Des Bishop learned Mandarin to become one of the first stand-ups in China.

What a feeling: Members of dance companies Danses En L'r and Wellington's Footnote Dance who have joined forces for the show Bbeals. From left, Fanny Skura, Kosta Bogoievski, Emmanuel Reynaud, Lana Phillips, Emma Dellabarca, Alexandra Ford, composer 
Yann Costa and Henrique Vieira.

Bbeals: Inspired by Flashdance

CubaDupa's Bbeals is named for the star of an old dance movie which made millions but was panned by critics.

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Six60 remember their roots

Due to demand, Kiwi band Six60 have added extra gigs to their New Zealand tour.

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